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Glowing Sensory Bottle for Bedtime

It can be hard for kids to decompress or calm-down for bedtime. We have a collection of Go-to Sleep activities that are perfect for kids growing out of afternoon naps, but who still need some “down time” activities, but we don’t have something for bedtime. Bedtime is not the time for play, for toys, …

Homemade Glitter Gak recipe - the kids LOVE this stuff!! It takes a minute to make and provides hours of entertainment. Recipe on { }


Make your own jellyfish in a bottle.

pet jellyfish in a bottle

Calm Down Jar This cute Time Out idea was on Pinterest and I decided I must make one! All I did was fill up a pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter. I have whichever kid is "doing time" shake the bottle and watch it settle. Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem. It's quite soothing actually (o:

Playdough To Platofrom Playdough To Plato

Rainbow Jar

Insanely cool science for kids!! Make a rainbow in a jar.

How to Make a Leak Proof Water Blob (without tape!). We did a blob last year. The kids loved it. And it leaked. I looked over how she does it (iron-genius!) and am excited to give it a try. We added glitter to our water to make it a little more fun.

Genius! Cut up pipe-cleaners and place them in a bottle. Use a magnet to manipulate them. kids will stay busy for hours. So will I.

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We Tried It! - Discovery Bottles

Discovery Bottles

Calm Down Jar - A creative approach to time-out. Child first shakes the jar to get their frustrations out, then they're asked to wait until the glitter has all settled on the bottom. That's when time-out is over. I think I need one of these but in a plastic bottle instead just in case...

3 Kinds of Bottles! The Magic Bottle uses food coloring, water and pearlescent powder for kids to observe & calm. The Quiet Bottle uses clear corn syrup and glitter, sequins, plastic bugs etc. for kids to have something to do with their hands & calm. The Stress Bottle uses old shaved crayons in water for kids to relax & observe.

Great quiet time or restaurant activity Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again.

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Make It: The Best DIY Kids Activity Ever!

fun stuff

Bubbles Items Used: Refill container $6.00 at Wal-Mart 2 1/2  cups water and 1/2 cup light corn syrup mix in a bowl together and microwave four minutes Gently mix 1/2 cup Dawn dish liquid Four batches fill this container. Reused Items: I saved bubble wands from old bubble containers Saved yogurt cups to reuse for something      Everything else was already on hand except the container!